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They’re killing us slowly, from the inside out

Bayer sold knowingly tainted AIDS infected blood plasma overseas, infecting thousands in the 1980’s, reported by NYTimes in 2003, and still unknown news. (Youtube and Alliance for Human Research Protection)

EXCERPT: “An examination of internal Bayer company documents by The New York Times reveals that the company was engaged in unsavory, probably criminal marketing practices. The documents reveal that Bayer continued to sell contaminated blood plasma causing thousands of hemophiliac patients to be infected with AIDS. The company continued to sell the contaminated blood in Asia for over a year when it had already introduced a safer, heated blood plasma version in the US and Europe in February 1984.

The documents examined by the Times provide evidence of unrestrained corrupt practices by a pharmaceutical industry giant. According to The Times, records suggest that the reason for continuing to sell an AIDS infected blood product, was to get rid of inventory and “the company hoped to preserve the profit margin from ‘several large fixed-price contracts.'”

See also: the Coalition against Bayer Dangers

I will never, ever knowingly buy a Bayer product again, and neither should you.

The Ecology of Work (Orion Magazine)

“Environmentalism can’t succeed until it confronts the destructive nature of modern work.”

11 most endangered historic places of 2007 (National Trust)

Earthlings: EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby. 

With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting. EARTHLINGS cries to be seen. (veg-tv.info)

World food shortage pushing interest rates up (Bracewell.LiveJournal.com)

The Wrath of 2007: America ‘s Great Drought (Independent, UK)

GM crops cause breakdown in Indian farming systems (Independent, UK)

A revolutionary technology that uses sunlight and sea water to produce an unlimited supply of clean, hydrogen fuel could be developed within a decade, Sydney researchers say. (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia)

Batteries could conceivably run on sugar, tree sap, flat soda or other substances (Live Science)

Ethanol not worth the energy (Cornell)

FUTURE HOUSE NOW: better living in modern green homes

ALL pregnant women tested in random sample had at least one pesticide in their placenta (Science Daily)

EXCERPT: “Human beings are directly responsible for more than 110,000 chemical substances which have been generated since the Industrial Revolution. Every year, we “invent” more than 2,000 new substances, most of them contaminants, which are emitted into the environment and which are consequently present in food, air, soil and water. Nonetheless, human beings are also victims of these emissions, and involuntarily (what is known in this scientific field as “inadvertent exposure”). Every day humans ingest many of these substances which cannot be assimilated by our body, and are accumulated in the fatty parts of our tissues.”

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